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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation empowers people from all backgrounds with the training and education they need to secure a better future. We do this through the vast opportunities offered in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.
ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that reaches approximately 145,000 students in nearly 1,800 high schools across all 50 states, Guam, and the District of Columbia.
Educators of Excellence Awards
ProStart honored the best of the best at our annual event on July 12th in Dallas.
Each year, we award more than $1.2 million in scholarships to hundreds of individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry. Applications are now open through March 15, 2024!
Hospitality Opportunities For People (Re)Entering Society helps put justice-involved individuals on a path to employment and independence.
Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance
An affiliate of NRAEF, MFHA provides tailored solutions and guidance that draw from a broad range of best practices, research, DEI partnerships, and expertise in current and emerging social issues.
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Apply Today: More than $1 Million in Scholarships Available to Students Pursuing Restaurant and Hospitality Careers
2024 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation scholarships are open to all students, regardless of background or age
National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Name 2024 Boards
Jeff Lobdell, President and founder of Restaurant Partners Management, LLC., will serve as Chair of the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors, and Shaun Beard, Senior Vice President of SAVOR Hospitality, will serve as Chair of the NRAEF Board of Trustees.
Throughout the year, NRAEF hosts and participates in numerous events, including trainings, webinars, competitions, conferences, award galas, and industry events.
Fueling Opportunity. Launching Careers.
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